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Recapturing the swagger

Recapturing the swagger

Image caption Wally Carr now helps train other fighters in Sydney “I know I’m the king when I jump in the ring.” The fighter’s swagger still courses through Wally Carr. One of Australia’s best Aboriginal boxers, Carr enjoyed a stellar career that spanned 100 professional bouts over 15 years, but later he became a drug-dependent […]

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ahmadreza Djalali has previously stated that he is being held as a reprisal for refusing to spy for Iran Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show 46-year-old Ahmadreza Djalali admitting he […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Last Jedi had the second biggest grossing opening weekend in North America The latest Star Wars film generated more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend. The total for The Last Jedi includes $220m (£165m) from box offices in the US and Canada, placing the […]

Trump Putin call: CIA 'helped stop Russia terror attack'

Trump Putin call: CIA 'helped stop Russia terror attack'

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock Image caption The alleged plot targeted St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says. The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say. In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked […]

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

Image copyright Family handout A British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead, Lebanese police have said. Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. She had been strangled, the BBC was told by senior police sources. An investigation is under way. Her family […]

Storm Kai-tak: Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

Storm Kai-tak: Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather’s Chris Fawkes looks at how Tropical Storm Kai-tak lashed the Philippines Twenty-six people are dead and 23 are missing following landslides on the island of Biliran in the eastern Philippines, officials said. Tropical Storm Kai-tak, known locally as Urduja, battered the area on Saturday with […]

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe world’s steepest funicular opens in Switzerland The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright. The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs 110m (360ft) over […]

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Police are investigating the deaths of four newborn babies who died within 90 minutes of each other in an intensive care ward in South Korea. The babies all went into cardiac arrest while lying in incubators at Seoul’s Ewha Womans University Medical Centre. Staff performed CPR but efforts to revive the babies were unsuccessful, a […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'

Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

A suicide bombing and gun attack on a church in Pakistan has killed several people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. Five people were killed and 15 wounded, the AFP news agency said, quoting police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema. The attack happened […]

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